'Hidden' Files lost on transfer, where did they go?
by DuncanMacDougall - 2/2/13 12:47 PM
So I purchased a new laptop and wanted to transfer my data from my old one using a WD external drive. After getting all of my data onto my new computer from my old one, I did a factory reset of the old one.
This is when I realized that the 'hidden' files and folders didn't transfer from my old computer, or at least I can't find them in the directory that they were in before. I wasn't sure if they got put in a different directory or something because they were hidden, or if they didn't even transfer in the first place.
So I ran multiple recovery programs on my old computer in attempt to find these important hidden folders, but with no luck.
Is there any way that I can find these folders and get them back? Any help would be appreciated. (And yes, I do have "show hidden files and folders" checked in the options)